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Windshield Pitting: What You Need to Know

So you’ve noticed a few tiny indentations in your windshield? What should you do? Should you be worried? At Only 1 Auto Glass, we’re here to answer your most pressing questions about auto glass replacement and repair. If you’ve recently noticed tiny dings in your windshield, your auto glass may be the victim of pitting. While windshield pitting is entirely normal, it can compromise the integrity of your auto glass and your safety. Today, we’re here to discuss what you need to know about auto glass pitting so you can keep yourself safe on the road.

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Is Your Windshield Leaking? Here’s Why (And What You Should Do)

Have you noticed moisture accumulation inside your vehicle? Or how about an unusual musty, damp odor? If these sound familiar, you’re vehicle has likely sprung a leak. Other signs of a leak include inexplicably wet carpet or floor mats, interior rust, and continually foggy windows. Sound familiar? At Only 1 Auto Glass, we know there are many possible causes of vehicle leaks; we also know the problem typically stems from auto glass issues. If you think your vehicle has sprung a leak, and you believe your windshield is to blame, here’s how to find out, and what you should do about it.

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How to Properly Maintain Your Windshield

Many people mistakenly believe windshield maintenance only means keeping their wiper fluid reservoir full. While plenty of wiper fluid certainly helps keep your windshield clear, properly caring for your auto glass involves much more than a full fluid reservoir. At Only 1 Auto Glass, we know you and your passengers are only well-protected when your auto glass is well-maintained. To help you prolong the life of your auto glass and increase your safety while driving, make sure you’re practicing the following windshield maintenance tips:

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Why Choose an ADAS Compliant Auto Glass Repair Shop?

Throughout the last decade, we’ve made rapid advancements in the technology available to road warriors everywhere. In today’s vehicles, back-up cameras, lane departure warnings, collision avoidance systems, adaptive cruise control, and many other features are becoming standard. But what isn’t standard, is Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) compliance. Among all auto glass repair shops, only a fraction are ADAS compliant. If you own a vehicle with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems like those mentioned above, you’ll require ADAS compliance should you ever need auto glass repair or replacement. Below, the pros at Only 1 Auto Glass discuss the importance of ADAS compliance and why you should choose a shop that carries this certification.

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When to Get Your Windshield Replaced

Your windshield is designed to handle some major pressure. It's there to protect you in the event of a major accident; therefore, it's to the car maker's benefit to make it as strong as possible for each of their loyal buyers. However, it's also not immune to wear and tear over time. If your windshield has already sustained more than a few damages along the way, you may want to consider the following to see if it should be replaced.

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The Importance of ADAS Recalibration

It is estimated that by 2020, almost 50% of cars on the road will have some sort of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) installed as a key safety feature. These necessary, but complicated, systems can require detailed recalibration if your windshield is replaced. This service is usually covered by most insurance companies, but finding an experienced auto glass provider to help with recalibration can be difficult. If you have your windshield repaired or replaced at Only 1 Auto Glass, our team of trained technicians can perform ADAS recalibration to get your vehicle back to new.

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Is it Illegal to Drive a Vehicle with a Cracked Windshield in Minnesota?

Do you know the laws in Minnesota about windshields? Some are common sense, while others have specific requirements. If you are driving in Minnesota with a cracked windshield, you should get it repaired by Only 1 Auto Glass, because the crack may get worse, and you may face a traffic ticket and a fine.

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How to Protect Your Windshield From Damage

The glass on your windshield can become damaged in a number of ways. An auto accident, road debris, or the way you remove ice from your windshield can all cause damage. While you cannot protect your windshield from all types of damage, there are actions you can take to reduce the odds of your windshield becoming damaged. Here are a few of the actions you can take to protect your automobile's windshield from damage:

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How to Tell It’s Time for a New Windshield

If your windshield is damaged, you likely worry that you'll need to replace it. Since this can be costly if your insurance doesn't cover it, it's no wonder if this makes you apprehensive. You will be relieved to know that in many cases, windshield damage doesn't mean you have to throw out the entire window. Instead, the damage can be repaired. When the damage is significant enough that replacement is indeed necessary, you'll be glad to know we have reasonable rates on custom-fit windshields.

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Does My Windshield Damage Require a Full Windshield Replacement?

Windshield damage is more common than you think. Tiny dents and chips that begin as unnoticeable defects can quickly expand into bigger and more costly problems. Some windshield damage can be easily repaired with a special coating or other techniques. However, there are times when even small damages require a full windshield replacement. How can you tell if your damaged windshield can be repaired or if you'll need a full replacement? Consider these three issues when assessing your damage.

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